ref date:22 Jul 2000 (SI)
Fiscal independence is bound to happen
Now Alex Salmond has ripped the lid open to this question. Why should the Scots collect taxes from oil, gas, finance, industry and give them to London,
only to see a fraction of the wealth back under the Barnett formula.
People are now talking about the Scots collecting all their own taxes and paying their own way, but STILL giving money to London for defence and foreign affairs costs.
NO - WE'LL KEEP ALL OUR MONEY FOR OUR PEOPLE AND JOIN ANY EUROPEAN DEFENCE FORCE AND SET OUR OWN SCOTTISH FOREIGN POLICY
John Swinney the next likely leader of the SNP needs to be clear now.
NO more devolution.
No more cash to London.
No more foreign agenda setting by London supposedly on Scotlands behalf.
No more bowing to American pressure over USA defence issues.
Independence - nothing less.
European membership as soon as possible.